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Caramoor’s 2020 Fall Fête

Thank You!

Thank you for joining us at Blue Hill at Stone Barns to raise funds for Caramoor. Please enjoy some photos from this incredible evening here.

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Caramoor Presents a New Lineup of Livestreamed Concerts this Fall

Caramoor is delighted to announce a full range of virtual and live fall programming. Dashon Burton, Jeremy Denk, Amy Helm, Anthony McGill, the Aaron Diehl Trio, Callisto Quartet, and TENET Vocal Artists will all perform without an audience in the Rosen House, continuing the series of livestreams from the Music Room that the New York Times calls “adventurous and excellent.” Also presented as a livestream, Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck give a special performance for this year’s Cabaret Benefit.
In addition, in-person visitors to the 90-acre Westchester estate will be able to explore the site-specific sound art installations of Sonic Innovations and attend two Beginner’s Ear concerts, in a continuation of the series pairing guided meditations with live music that was introduced last month. With its idyllic woodlands, gardens and indoor and outdoor spaces, Caramoor is ideally placed to participate responsibly in New York’s re-opening process and inspire audiences safely this fall.

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Announcing the Callisto Quartet

2020–21’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

Recently awarded the 2nd Prize at the prestigious 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Callisto Quartet become Caramoor’s 21st Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence.

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Caramoor Announces Appointment of Interim CEO Nina Curley

Caramoor is delighted to announce the appointment of Nina Curley as Interim CEO. Curley, who joined the organization as VP and Chief Development Officer in 2012, replaces departing CEO Jeffrey Haydon, who takes up a new position as head of the Ravinia Festival in September.

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Spanish Courtyard at dusk

A Musical Guide to Stargazing

Astrology: A New Hobby

By Erin Harding, Special Events Assistant

As we all spend more time at home embracing the current circumstances, many of us have reignited our love for hobbies. If you’re anything like me, you’re itching to try something new. What’s better than the timeless activity of stargazing? I’ve recently connected with Lawrence Faltz, life-long classical music lover and amateur astronomer from Westchester Amateur Astronomers, to learn about what stars we can see at this time of year. Music and the stars go hand in hand in unforeseen ways. 

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Beginners Ear

A musical journey inward

by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim

As a music critic writing for The New York Times I’ve attended a lot of concerts. Sometimes 100 a year, spanning a dazzling variety of styles and periods, performers and venues. Most of the time, my attention was focused on the musicians and what and how they were playing. That was my job, after all.

But in December 2018, I attended a concert that directed my focus inward, onto the process of listening itself. The event, at Princeton University, invited audience members to take part in a short guided meditation practice at the beginning of the recital. When the music began, it unfolded inside a space of such concentrated silence that the sounds rang out in brilliant clarity. I remember the uncanny feeling that the music was coming from inside of me, that the barrier between me and not-me had dissolved — advanced stuff to a novice meditator like me.

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This Week at Caramoor | July 30 – August 2

Tomorrow (Thurs, July 30), the Fourth Annual Chamber Feast streams live from Caramoor. Showcasing alumni of the Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program in chamber works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Shulamit Ran, this marks the latest in a series of on-site, professionally filmed concerts streaming live from the historic Rosen House Music Room. The livestream series forms part of Summer 20/2.0, Caramoor’s flexible new summer program, which also features Concerts on the Lawn: live, public, open-air concerts for small, socially distancing audiences. This Saturday (Aug 1), Charles Turner & Uptown Swing kick off the series on Friends Field. Offering an upbeat evening of swing, bebop, and blues, their performance will be filmed for streaming on Sunday (Aug 2).

Rain dates: Concert on the Lawn Sun, Aug 2; delayed stream Mon, Aug 3.

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